Video: Promoting opportunity (2013)
You can click the image below to see a four-minute video from 2013 that the Southern Crescent, an impoverished area that stretches from Virginia through South Carolina and then swings over to the Mississippi Delta.
It highlights a dozen maps of the area — maps that tell quite a story.
Here are the sources for the maps that appear in the October 2013 video for the Southern Crescent project:
- POVERTY: Percentage of adults 18-64 living in poverty, ACS, five-year average, 2010, Census.
- POPULATION, white: Total population, white, Census 2010.
- POPULATION, black: Total population, Black or African American alone, Census 2010.
- HOUSEHOLDS: Family households, female householders, no husband present, Census 2010.
- HOUSEHOLD INCOME: Median household income, ACS 2010, 5 year estimate, Census.
- LOW INCOME: Household income, less than $10,000, ACS 2006-2010, Census.
- EDUCATION: Population 25 and over with less than a high school education, ACS 2006-10, Census.
- SLAVERY: Slave population, 1860 Census.
- UNEMPLOYMENT: Unemployment rates by county, August 2012 to July 2013 averages, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- ELECTION: 2012 presidential election results, by county. Article and map via Wikipedia.
- HEART DISEASE: Death rate per 100,000 people, age 35+, all race, all gender, 2008-10, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control. Online: http://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/viewer.aspx
- DIABETES: Age-adjusted estimates of the percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes, 2010. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Diabetes Surveillance System. Available online at: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/default.aspx. Retrieved 9/18/2013.
- OBESITY: Age-adjusted estimates of the percentage of adults who are obese, 2008 data, Centers for Disease Control. Map via MaxMasnick.com.
- CHLAMYDIA: Chlamydia–Rates by county, United States, 2010. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention. Online at: http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/figures/4.htm